Mom Charged in Sons' Deaths Loses Custody of Girl

Published December 10, 2010

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – A South Carolina mother accused of suffocating her two young sons and driving her car into a river in an attempt to cover up their deaths has lost custody of a third child.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that a judge on Thursday granted custody of the young daughter to Shaquan Duley's mother.

Duley was charged with two counts of murder after divers pulled the bodies of 2-year-old Devean Duley and 18-month-old Ja'van Duley from the North Edisto River on Aug. 16. Investigators say Duley confessed to smothering the boys after a fight with her own mother, who Duley said badgered her about her failures as a parent and inability to provide for her family.

Duley is in jail and has been denied bond. No trial date has been set.

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Information from: The Times & Democrat, http://www.timesanddemocrat.com

Written by Associated Press

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